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12/18/14 4:21pm

Via Facebook, the holiday season is underway and for some of you that means an increased number of packages and gifts being delivered to your homes. Some of these packages may be left on your doorstep – making you a target for theft. However, there are some simple steps you can take to prevent you and your loved ones from becoming a victim of package theft.
Package theft tips from the Alexandria, Virginia Police Department

12/18/14 11:27am

On this episode of the Mayor Euille Today, Alexandria, Virginia Mayor Bill Euille highlights a few of Alexandria’s most popular holiday events; discusses the City’s participation in the national Shop Small initiative; and explores programs that provide an opportunity for Alexandrians to give back to the community.

12/18/14 11:10am

Water main break on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

As we mentioned this morning, many residents from King Street to Janney’s Lane to Seminary Road to Van Dorn Street experienced either an outage of water or low water pressure due to a water main break next to the old Holiday Inn on Eisenhower Avenue.

Virginia American Water was on scene and reported that the break had been isolated and the water turned off. All water pressure should be back to normal around the City. Virginia American Water had no timetable for repair.

Water main break on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

12/18/14 8:31am

Carpenters Shelter Christmas

Warm scarves and seasonal sweaters are great gifts for your loved ones, but why not give them a gift that will make them feel warm from the inside out? This Holiday season, consider giving the gift of shelter.

Purchasing a sustainable gift is a great way to tell someone “I Love You,” without having to brave the stores or worry about selecting the wrong size. By making a donation in someone’s name, you’re really giving two gifts in one: one to the person it helps, and one to the person it honors.

Carpenter’s Shelter will be able to put your Alternative gift toward ensuring our children and families continue to receive shelter, warm beds, healthy meals, supportive case management and life-changing educational workshops necessary to help them end their struggle with homelessness. Just think of how your loved ones will feel when they realize that your gift to them is a gift to the whole community. Every donation is tax deductible.

Your gift could provide:

  • $25 – Sheets for one of our 60 beds
  • $50 – Metro card for one week of job searching
  • $100 – 10 blankets for Winter Shelter
  • $500 – One month of milk for after school snacks
  • $1000 – 12 Life Skill classes for our next client

Click this link to make a donation.

Carpenters Shelter Christmas

12/18/14 8:06am

Via Seminary Valley, St. Mary’s School in Old Town is selling Christmas trees and Thursday is the last day. All fresh cut trees from 6′ to 9′ heights are $60!!!! Help the school raise money!! Thursday evening (18th) from 6pm – 8pm in the school parking lot. Last chance to buy a tree at a GREAT price!!!!

12/18/14 7:49am

See below. Are you experience water issues this A.M.? Discuss below! I will update the post as I receive more.

12/18/14 12:10am

We’re looking at the top 15 Holiday themed commercials of 2014 this year. What we’re looking for in the commercials is the message of spreading happiness during the holiday season. This one from Kohl’s is called ‘Magic’ and certainly fits the bill. Check out the end of the commercial and you’ll see why it is called ‘Magic’.

What do you think? Do you have a favorite commercial you have seen this year that we should feature? Let us know in the comments below.

Top 15 Holiday Commercials